Aoba Shogi Dojo: Tanabata tournament

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A few weeks ago I attend to a shogi tournament at the Aoba shogi dojo. This tournament was called Tanabata because the day before many cities had this celebration. Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once…

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I Open Shogi Barcelona

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Days 17 and 18 of June will be held in Barcelona the first Open Shogi in Barcelona. It is organized by the Shogienespañol club. It will be a 6 round tournament and of 30 minutes and 30 seconds for byoyomi (once the 30 minutes finish it will be the time for each move). The registration fee is 15€ and it includes sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. The tournament offers the opportunity for the players of go…

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